Welcome to Royal Holloway Boat Club!
We are a friendly rowing club, located in Staines-Upon-Thames. We welcome anyone interested in rowing, regardless of experience. With the 2015/2016 season starting from September, come and join a growing club which competes on a club and national level. We have the facilities for both sculling and sweep oar rowing and offer the chance to compete regularly at many events in the rowing calendar, with both our Women's and Men's squads racing within BUCS and at British Rowing events throughout the year. Last summer, we sent two women’s boats to Henley Women’s Regatta, and a men’s boat to Henley Royal Regatta Qualification. Aside from our competitive setup, we also cater for those who want to row socially away from racing. Furthermore, we also encourage those who are interested in the sport but do not want to row to come and give coxing a go!
Our Senior Programme for both men and women's squad is designed for people who have already rowed at the university or elsewhere. We train at a high level so we can compete at both national and international regattas, as well at BUCS events. These include Mens and Womens HORR, National Regattas, and Henley Royal Regatta.
Seniors train between 6-8 times per week and time is split between technical water work, fitness training (ergs), and strength training at the RHUL Gym.
It does not matter if you have rowed before coming to RHULBC as we welcome athletes of all capabilities. The programme invites motivated and driven individuals who are team players and are eager to excel at a new sport. No rowing experience is necessary as we will teach you everything you need to know.
The training will start at 4 times per week but will build up gradually throughout the year, eventually merging both the Senior and Development Squads by Summer Term.
All new freshers to the club will race by the beginning of First Term against other universities in fours and eights. Our priority is to develop individuals so that they can race in National Competitions by the end of the year.
We employ two full-time professional coaches. Both work hard to ensure all athletes follow an elite level training plan and prepare rowers for the competitions. They are present at every training session and provide expertise on how to become a better rower.
Upper Thames Autumn Head (25th October)
Bristol Autumn Head (15th November)
BUCS Indoor Rowing Series (21st November)
Wallingford Fours and Eights Head (28th November)
Allom Cup (6th December)
Metropolitan Amateur Regatta
Reading Amateur Regatta
Henley Womens Regatta
Henley Royal Regatta